The Corporate Governance Framework
sets out our governance standards which are fundamentally about delivering our priorities, achieving our objectives, behaving with integrity and acting in the public interest. Governance is concerned with having in place appropriate structures and processes for directing and managing our organisation so that all stakeholders can be assured that the organisation is operating effectively and efficiently. It is about transparency, accountability and consistency, and about operating in a participative environment. The Framework is based on five high level governance principles that underpin the governance arrangements in the department as follows.